Azzur IT to participate in IVT’s inaugural Data Integrity Validation Conference

Willow Grove, PA, Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Azzur IT, a healthcare and life sciences IT consulting firm, today announced Doug Shaw, Director of CSV & IT Consulting, will speak at IVT’s inaugural Data Integrity Validation conference on Thursday, September 17 at Coronado Island Marriott, San Diego. His talk, “Implementing an Information Security Framework,” will explain both the purpose and importance of information security in the pharmaceutical industry. He will outline how to mitigate security gaps and ensure data integrity by walking through the creation of a typical security framework.

“Data integrity is a fundamental cornerstone of the pharmaceutical industry that ensures the quality of the manufactured product,” said Shaw. “Often, common security strategies implemented at facilities do not provide the necessary protection against electronic data alteration, whether from malicious manipulation of software or accidental deletion of program and data. This presentation will address this common industry problem by providing a multi-layered strategy to evaluate your information security gaps, identify necessary controls, and implement a solution.”

Shaw will also discuss secure strategies to access communication networks and control data while utilizing controls to assure outsourced infrastructure is secure and effectively maintained. The talk will explore tools to help identify security gaps and implement corrective actions in a multi-layered strategy to achieve confidence in the integrity of a facility’s electronic data.

Shaw has over 20 years of professional experience providing IT compliance solutions to private and governmental organizations regulated by FDA. As the Director of CSV & IT Consulting, he works closely with Azzur Group’s life science clients to identify IT compliance objectives and to develop and implement strategies that balance efficiency with regulatory requirements. He holds a master’s degree in the biological sciences from Hood College and a bachelor’s degree, in biology and chemistry from Radford University. Shaw is a certified information systems auditor (CISA) and is certified in IT Risk Management (CRISC) through the Information Systems Audit and Controls Association (ISACA).

About Azzur IT

Azzur IT, an Azzur Group company, is a healthcare and Life Sciences IT consulting firm dedicated to helping life sciences companies succeed. Our skilled team of experts set the fundamental framework to help business operate efficiently and meet the responsibilities governing IT compliance.

Azzur Group is a Willow Grove, Pa.-based innovative partnership focused on building a Discovery to Delivery™ network across the country in the health care and life sciences industry. For more information about Azzur Group’s additional life sciences organizations, go to

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